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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2000, 08:52 PM
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power steering

i have a 96 tracker eng for my samurai and i got the power steering
pump and steering box
now people sat that toyota is batter then sidekick and all my
looking around seem like tracker and sidekick are the same ps
sty. right??
now if this is so will the toyata ps work with my a/c and belt
mine is not a v belt mine that wide flat kind.
any help needed??

thanks marlen

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2000, 03:01 PM
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Re: power steering

The Tracker/Sidekick pump is not nearly as strong as the Toyota unit. If you are running tires larger than 31", I would Seriously consider going with a Toyota ps pump-- Glenn Wakefield sells a kit that will allow you to retain your factory A/C.


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Re: power steering

I have a quick question concerning the ps hardware. Would the sidekick power steering work ok for a stock sami? I plan on
eventually running larger tires, but not for some time. Right now it mostly serves as a daily driver so power steering would be nice.

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Re: power steering

The Sidekick PS system will work fine on a stock Samurai.Cal-Mini makes a conversion kit.I don't believe you need the extra power of the Toyota system
unless you're running huge tires and a front locker.

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Re: power steering

I have been using the tracker/sidekick powersteering setup on my samuari for almost two years with 31" tires and a locker, and have done alot of four-wheeling. The only problem is the belt broke once (it was old) and it worked like a stock sammi (big difference when you are used to the power steering!) It may not be as heavy duty as the Toyota setup but it came free with the 1.6 I bought. It will be fine with a stock sammi.

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